University of Malta

University of Malta

Lying at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean, UM has been, over its 400-year history, the hub for international academic exchange on the island. UM is the leading higher education institution in Malta and its structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education area.

Top reasons to study here

  • UM provides a vibrant higher education setting in the arts, sciences and the humanities.
  • The courses at UM are designed to produce highly-qualified professionals in multiple disciplines.
  • The alumni community is growing exponentially: well over 3,500 students graduate in various disciplines annually.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (25)
Computer Science & IT (23)
Education & Training (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)



The University of Malta traces its origins to the founding of the Collegium Melitense which was set up through direct papal intervention on 12 November 1592. This college was run by the Jesuits on the lines of their other colleges established elsewhere and known as 'Collegia Externorum', catering for non-Jesuit students. 


UM is committed to high standards of research and teaching and every member of staff at UM plays an important role and contributes to outstanding student experience.

Today UM is composed of fourteen faculties, a number of interdisciplinary institutes and centres, three schools and a junior college. 

Besides the main campus, situated at Msida, there are three other campuses: Valletta, Marsaxlokk, Gozo.


At UM research projects address current needs and opportunities, as well as those that may affect the country in the future. This is done in conjunction with Government and private industry, and also by participating in EU research programmes and funding.

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Student services

One of the key tasks of the International Office at the University of Malta is to guide prospective and current students. We are available to provide information about admissions, English language requirements, course requirements, comparability of GCE Advanced Level Grades with the Advanced Matriculation Level Grades awarded by the MATSEC Board, accommodation, visas, health tests, tuition fees and financial support.

Housing services

  • Malta offers a variety of accommodation options for students, located around and close to the University campus, to suit different needs and budgets. Students are free to choose the lodging which suits them best. 
  • Students registered for studies with the University of Malta may opt to live at the University Residence or Hotel Kappara. Both properties are administered by the University. 

Library services

The Library’s mission is to support the University’s teaching and research programmes by providing adequate scholarly information resources, emerging technologies and user support services.  

ICT services

IT Services manages a number of wireless hotspots in designated areas on campus. The service enables University of Malta (UM) staff, students and visitors to connect to the campus network using laptops and other devices that support wireless connections.

Medical services

The Health and Wellness Centre at the Msida Campus offers services aimed at enhancing the wellness of UM staff and students.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The main campus, the University of Malta Msida Campus (also known as Tal-Qroqq), is where most of the activity takes place.
  • The foundation stone of the campus at Msida was laid on 22 September 1964 by the Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, the then Commonwealth Secretary. The total area of the Msida Campus is 250,207 square metres.

Sports facilities

The University sports and recreational facilities are made available to all students upon request. Outdoor facilities include a football pitch, an athletics track and two 5-a-side football courts, whilst a multi-purpose sports hall is available for various sports activities including handball. 

Student clubs

UM has several student societies that are recognised by Senate and are an integral part of campus life. These societies offer students the chance to become involved in interests other than those that are purely academic and to develop a network of friends, besides broadening the outlook to life.

Student Reviews

My experience at University of Malta
Provided by U-Multirank rated 3 out of 5 stars

As an Italian student living in Malta, my experience has not been always easy, even because of the cultural differences and other factors such as the language. Therefore, I have been helped a lot by my lecturers, especially at the beginning since I was new in the country and in the university environment.

Welcome to Malta
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great university and professors. A little bureaucratic but good experience overall.

Autism awareness
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful experience with a lot of professional professors

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